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Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Is Your Food Making You Sick?
November 14, 2018 09:27 PM

You’re careful about your health. You do your best to eat well, and you pay attention to the ways that your diet affects your energy levels. But something seems off. You’re experiencing annoying symptoms that you can’t explain. You’re often gassy and bloated, your skin may not be clear and glowing anymore, you may be ready for a nap after a meal and you wish you could remember where you put your keys. Why does your memory feel so foggy?   These issues are frustrating (and often embarrassing...Read more

Do you have Symptoms of High Estrogen?

Do you have Symptoms of High Estrogen?
November 14, 2018 09:09 PM

Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much more. When our estrogen levels drop, we experience menopausal symptoms. But even before menopause, varying levels of this vital hormone can wreak havoc. That’s because estrogen requires a delicate balance with other hormones. When that balance is disturbed, we can experience a wide range of frustrating symptoms.  ...Read more

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Marketplace Food Sensitivity Testing Clarification
November 06, 2018 03:42 PM

Some of you may have watched the CBC Marketplace segment on food sensitivities. The whole episode speaks to the high expense and supposed inaccuracy of the test going so far as to say it may cause death. We know that the media is made to sensationalize and exaggerate things greatly to increase viewership, so here is my take on it. There must be a distinguishment made between an IgE allergy and an IgG food sensitivity. An IgE allergy is what we classically see as a nut, seafood or bee sting a...Read more

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What’s the difference between a homeopath and a naturopath?
October 03, 2018 05:54 PM

I get asked this question A LOT! I can see how this can get confusing. Both words rhyme and they both have to do with complementary medicine. In order to become a registered homeopathic practitioner, you must have completed your high school diploma plus 2 years of post-secondary school education. You then must have completed your studies at an accredited homeopathic college like the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine. A homeopathic practitioner has an in-depth knowledge of homeopathy....Read more

Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Headaches and How to Avoid Them
October 03, 2018 04:09 PM

 What gives you a headache? I’m sure any number of factors come to mind. The most common type of headaches are tension headaches which are often brought on by stress. And who hasn’t felt the stuffy sting of sinus pain? Then there are those awful migraines, the angriest of the headaches, accompanied by a suite of symptoms including nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, and/or sensitivity to bright lights, loud noise and strong odours. Sometimes smells can even trigger a migraine!  Did you know th...Read more

Low Libido? What Went Wrong and How to  Fix it!   

Low Libido? What Went Wrong and How to Fix it!  
October 03, 2018 04:05 PM

  You love your partner, but your libido is low. Between late nights, early mornings, work stress, family obligations, and a million other balls in the air, there is little time and energy left for sex. But relationships change, and sex drive softens as we age… so, it’s perfectly normal, right?  Not necessarily. In fact, some reports suggest that our best love-making years are the ones that may lie ahead of us. A recent survey of 5,000 singles of all ages, ethnicities and income levels acros...Read more

Aspartame – Is it safe?

Aspartame – Is it safe?
September 20, 2018 03:16 PM

Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965, when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. Aspartame is the most common artificial sweetener that goes by the names NutraSweet and Equal. Its claim to fame is that it provides a sweet taste without calories. You find aspartame in diet soda, sugar free gum, low-fat yogurt, sugar less candy etc. If something says “low-fat” ...Read more

Can your thoughts influence your health?

Can your thoughts influence your health?
August 20, 2018 03:33 PM

Our mind-body connection is far more powerful than we realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions by the way we experience the world around us. Even when we imagine future situations or visualize potential outcomes, our bodies physically respond to our thoughts. Think of how you react when someone cuts you off in traffic and nearly causes an accident. The incident may only last a moment, and, at that instant, your body immediately prepares for the potential outcome, triggering a surge of ad...Read more

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression
July 12, 2018 10:12 AM

Have you ever suffered from depression? If so, you’re not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide and that it is a leading cause of disability. Fifteen percent of adults will experience depression at least once in their lifetime. Depression knows no bounds. It can impact anyone at any point in their life, regardless of age, gender, medical history, or socioeconomic status. While depression may seem like an invisible condition, t...Read more

Sitting is the New Smoking

Sitting is the New Smoking
July 01, 2018 08:35 PM

On average, how many hours a day do you spend sitting, uninterrupted? One hour? Two hours? Three…or more?   Our ancient ancestors spent much of their time on the move, hunting and gathering to serve their basic needs. Obviously, the balance between movement and fuel has shifted dramatically over time, most notably since the technological revolution.   Unlike our ancestors, we no longer search for food. Instead, we are now on a quest for time, as hours fly by while we’re hunched over a key...Read more